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Top Republican senator ditching Norquist anti-tax pledge (Video)

Top Republican senator ditching Norquist anti-tax pledge (Video)

Last Updated: 12:36 PM, November 23, 2012
Posted: 12:22 PM, November 23, 2012

A top Republican senator is casting aside an anti-tax pledge he signed, saying that solving the country’s looming fiscal crisis is more important than honoring the decades-old pact.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., broke ranks with other conservatives Wednesday when he made the remarks to a local television station. Chambliss is a member of the Gang of Six, a bipartisan group of senators tasked with finding a solution to the country's fiscal woes.

"I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge," he told WMAZ-TV. "If we do it his way then we’ll continue in debt, and I just have a disagreement with him about that."

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